Shape 40


Studio Monitor 4″ (10cm) 2-Way 50W



Shape 40 is the most compact studio monitor in the Focal Professional line, and the perfect solution for nearfield monitoring. These monitors can be used from 23″ away (60cm), and they have astonishingly extended low end frequency response. Whether you have a room of less than 107ft2 (10m2), or an installation where compactness is paramount, Shape 40 is the perfect solution.

The three monitors are all made in France and integrate five innovations to maximise acoustic transparency. Designed to meet the needs of nearfield monitoring, Shape monitors combine an ingenuous design and numerous settings optimised for the acoustics of small listening rooms.

These innovations provide remarkable acoustic transparency. These new work tools distinguish themselves through the wide and extremely precise stereo image. The bass register is articulated and controlled. The lower mid-range and mid-range benefit from extreme neutrality, and without any masking effects, making equalisation of these essential registers much easier. Finally, the new tweeter is what’s at the source of the very high definition. It efficiently reveals any hissing, and it’s also very precise in the very high end.


  • Tweeter with very low directivity for a flexible listening position 
  • Designed without a port, but with a double passive radiator, allowing it to be placed near a wall. 
  • Numerous settings for optimal integration 
  • Accurate control, even in the very high end 
  • Flax sandwich cone: controlled and well defined bass, natural and detailed lower mid-range and upper mid-range ranges. 
  • Mounting mechanisms present on the back and underneath the loudspeaker: for installing on a table stand, a microphone stand, the ceiling or a wall (mounting accessories not supplied).



  • Its directivity is even less that of the inverted dome tweeter, allowing for more flexibility in terms of listening position.
  • Mechanically speaking, the ‘M’ shape gives the dome much more rigidity, while reducing distortion even more.


Made in France but affordable, Flax cones are oriented towards acoustic performance, high-tech and give an original design to the brand’s speaker drivers!

After more than five years of research and development, engineers at Focal reveal in 2013 a new cone made of high-quality flax fibers. F cone are characterised by their natural sound, with low coloration, their richness of reproduction in the midrange register and their tighter bass.


Our Tuned Mass Damper (TMD) consists of two tubular rings moulded onto the surround. On the left the default suspension, on the right, the TMD suspension. This simple solution, perfected thanks to our new software, stabilises the dynamic behaviour of the surround according to resonance, thus avoiding deformation of the cone without afflicting the dynamics.


After three years of research and the development of simulation software which makes it possible to visualise these complex interactions, Focal engineers created an incredibly stable magnetic circuit for the Sopra line..

The solution, NIC technology, lies in a Faraday ring whose dimensions, materials and positioning were optimised to make the magnetic field no longer affected by the position of the voice coil, by the amperage or the frequency of the current passing through it.

This is a sign of very high definition.



Focal Shape Series

Speaker Type (Pro)

2-Way, 4"(10cm) Bass Driver, RCA Input, XLR Input, Active

Technical Specifications:

Type: 2-way Studio Monitor
Drivers: Woofer: 4″ (10cm) Flax Cone
Tweeter: 1″ (25mm) ‘M’ profile Aluminum-Magnesium
Frequency response (+/- 3dB):  60Hz – 35kHz
Maximum SPL:
102dB SPL (peak @ 1m)
Inputs Connectors:
XLR: symmetrical 10kOhms
RCA: asymmetrical 10kOhms with compensated sensitivity
Medium and low frequency amplifier:  25W, class AB
High frequency amplifier: 25W, class AB
High pass filter: Adjustable Full range / 80Hz
Bass (0 – 250Hz): Adjustable, +/-6dB
Midrange/bass (160Hz, Q=1): Adjustable, +/-3dB
High (4.5 – 35kHz): Adjustable, +/-3dB
Power on/of: On/off switch on the rear panel
Automatic stand-by mode: After approximately 30 minutes with no signal detection  >3mV
Power supply: 220-240V (T500mAL / 250V fuse) or 100-120V (T1.6AL / 250V fuse)
Connection: IEC socket and detachable power cable
Stand-by consumption: <0.5W
Views and controls: On and off LED – Stand-by LED
Construction: 0.5″ (12mm) MDF
Finish: Vinyl, real walnut and black painting
Dimensions with 4 rubber feet (HxWxD): 257 x 161 x 200mm
Weight: 5kg



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